We’ve been regularly featuring custom-built Cafe Racer-style motorcycles that are usually based on a Royal Enfield model. Today, however, we have a Cafe Racer that’s based on a rather conservatively-styled 150-cc motorcycle. Basically, the Ducati Scrambler-like motorcycle you see in the images below started its life as a 2005 Honda Unicorn. This modified motorcycle comes from Ghaziabad-based Maverick Designs. The customisers have named this motorcycle ‘Alpha’.
The customiser claims that almost all of the panels of this motorcycle are hand-built. Also, the wheelbase has been slightly increased to give the motorcycle a Scrambler-like stance. The front-end is characterized by a round head lamp that features multiple projector setups. The forks have been painted in matte black and the original fender has been replaced with a much smaller unit. The motorcycle also gets a set of five-spoke alloy wheels. In the side profile, you’ll be quick to notice the rather bulbous fuel tank. It carries a huge Maverick Designs decal.
The engine and all the cycle parts have been given an all-black paint scheme. The original seat has been replaced with a custom-made, leather-clad unit. The tailpiece has been done away with. Also, the stock speedo console has been replaced with a single-pod, round-shaped digital meter. At the rear, you get a custom-made tyre hugger that features a ‘Maverick Designs’ sticker. The motorcycle features bar-end-mounted rear view mirrors. The tail light and the indicators have been done away with. This modified Honda Unicorn gets a side-mounted registration plate.
The stock Honda Unicorn is powered by a 149.2-cc, single-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 12.73 Bhp @ 8000 rpm along with a peak torque of 12.80 Nm @ 5500 rpm. The engine has been mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. This modified Honda Unicorn, however, carries a handful of performance modifications. The engine has been re-bored and given an upsized piston. While the enhanced power figures aren’t available at the moment, the customiser insists that the modified motorcycle is significantly faster than the stock version. The total cost of this modification is Rs. 1.50 lakh. You can get in touch with Mavericks Designs through their Facebook page HERE.